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three to six months. i met, it last week in cairo and talked about showing it to the hamas officials. he showed it to some hamas officials sitting in cairo and they told him to go back to gaza and joy to the military and political officials back in gaza. he did that on wednesday morning, was showing it around to jabari and other people. i was supposed to receive from him that evening a copy of the draft he had written in arabic for me to deliver to the israeli side and egyptian intelligence, which i was unable to do in the end. >> because he was assassinated. >> that's right. >> i want to read from ha'aretz about the israeli assassination of the hamas military commander jabari. the article is titled "israel killed its subcontractor in gaza." begins "jabari was a sub your response to that article and placing ahmed jabari in the context of the security situation in gaza over the past few years? >> i don't want to be misinterpreted, ahmed jabari was not a man at peace. he was not an angel in any way. he was a warrior, a fighter, the person responsible for the hamas coup d'etat conducted in
their children is our blood too. >> now to cairo and reza sayah, he joins me now. egypt condemns the israeli attacks, but so far says it will not break a long-standing agreement with israel. so what kind of bind is egyptian president morsi in over this conflict? >> reporter: well, he certainly has to walk a tight rope and mohamed morsi, the egyptian president is learning how quickly how difficult it is to be the president of egypt. here is why the situation is packed with so much drama and intrigue. for more than 30 years, mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood and the movement were on the outside to israeli/palestinian conflict. they didn't have much of a role under the mubarak regime. then came the revolution, in came the muslim brotherhood, very influential in this current government, with the promise that they're going to change things, that they're no longer going to tolerate and put up with israeli aggression and oppression of the palestinians, and this is the promise that they have made so far. they have delivered a lot of rhetoric, condenecticudemnation seems like that's a
spontaneously inspired by the protests at the u.s. embassy in cairo involved into a direct assault. i mean it's very consistent. so doesn't all of that point and i agree with you 150%, everybody, you know, wants to understand exactly what happened. but doesn't this seem to vindicate her role when if the cia talking points that were given to susan rice? >> again, soledad, not to me. and i think that most people who are watching this, it is -- it is an attempt, but it falls way short of answering the questions i think that the american people have. and that's what this is really about. so whether it's general petraeus, susan rice, or anyone in the administration, i mean, this is a -- this is an issue of leadership. this is something that the president i think needs to come to the american people and be very straightforward about what happens, why it is that statements were made the way they were at the beginning, why it is that they are changing now, and that -- that as commander in chief, as the president of the united states, this is an opportunity for him to look the american people in the e
, for the attack on the consul in benghazi. in the context you have tunisia on fire, yemen on fire. cairo egypt on fire. the film, the video is being bandied about as the cause for that. why not look at benghazi, libya as okay, now you have -- it's not 11 -- 9-11, which is one provocation which existed for 11 years and you have these mobs throughout the middle east, because of the film. now the mobsters are the terror group in benghazi. they say okay. you get your rpg's. mohammed, you get your mortars -- >> eric: several times the administration, whether it's intel or state department, called it spontaneous. you're not spontaneous with a 50 caliber machine gun, rpg, correct? >> i'm just saying these areonable men. >> gretchen: no, no, no. yes. but let's also remember, general petraeus was new at this time when he testified that it was a videotape, that he was under investigation by the f.b.i. for this affair. there is nobody who is going to ever say that it's clear cut right now why he said it was the video or why n. with you we do know he was under investigation and cynics who say, wow. did t
the sinai peninsula, over here and also from cairo as well. now, there is big concern about the current egyptian government taking the side of hamas. >> yes. bill: publicly they a pier have tappear to have done that. we were told last year, be careful what they say in public compared to what they say in private. what concerns you with the current administration of egypt now. >> three things, one the border you just pointed to between gaza and egypt, that's been sealed. will the egyptians open that? and if they do then they allow military equipment, supplies to go frome from go from from egypt. the second thing i worry about is the demilitarized zone. that sinai peninsula is egyptian territory but there has been nobody there. it's a big desert. we've seen in the past year in a al-qaida has shet up shop and gone through and attacked israeli out po*es on the sinai-israeli border. the second thing i watch is what is going to happen with sinai, is it going to be a militarized zone instead of a demilitarized zone. bill: let's bring in the issue of libya and how that has changed over the past
understand there will be big demonstrations in cairo today. what are the risks right mow of egypt being drawn in fourth this conflict? >> the chances are actually fairly small. egypt has enough problems with it is with fighting militants next to gaza. egypt says it still respects the camp david peace accord signed with israel back in the late 1970s. obviously, we can expect egyptian politicians and leaders to make as much political hay as possible over this gaza violence, but it's highly unlikely that egypt has really the wherewithal or desire to get sucked into that conflict. i know from speaking to many egyptians, they don't have an appetite for it. they may sympathize with the people of gaza, but that sympathy does not extend to an eagerness or willingness to engage or become involved militarily in that conflict. >> all right, ben. in jerusalem this morning. thanks. >>> coming up later, soledad will be speaking to israel's deputy foreign minister. that's in our 7:00 hour. >>> here at home, president obama will have the four top leaders of congress over to the white house today to begin tal
that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier that day at our embassy at cairo. we provided. the wee is the intelligence director. we use that information to discuss it intelligently. we continue to emphasize that the information gathered was preliminary and evil thing." end quote. i then asked ambassador patrick kennedy of the state department, who testified at the hearing, whether he had any reason to doubt that ambassador rice had relied on the information from the national intelligence director. he replied, "know, and misses morton. when i came up to give a briefing earlier this week, both of us were relying on the same information. if i or any other senior administration official, career or non-career, would have been on that television show other than susan rice, we would have said the same thing because we were drawing on the same intelligence information that was then available to us. this has been, as you all know, an evolving situation. what we knew that first week and that first weekend had evolved over time. we know much more now than we knew then. we have no rep
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